The Latest News

Sarasota Opera Announces Changes to Upcoming Season

Four fully staged operas are still planned, but the titles and circumstances are different.

11/11/2020 By Kay Kipling

Creative Spirits

Meet Eight Local Artists Who Find Inspiration Everywhere

Even a pandemic can't stop these creatives from practicing their crafts.

11/07/2020 By Allison Forsyth, Cooper Levey-Baker, Kay Kipling, Susan Burns, and Megan McDonald Photography by Jenny Acheson

Creative Spirits

Joe Fig's 'Contemplation' Paintings Are Winning Rave Reviews

“Doing my work makes me better at teaching and administration, and feeds my mental health."

11/07/2020 By Kay Kipling

Creative Spirits

Cassia Kite Transforms Color Into Sound

Musicians and composers "read" Kite's fiber colors, then dance and perform to her unique musical tapestries.

11/07/2020 By Kay Kipling

The Latest Updates

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Postpones Broadway, Classical and Dance Seasons

Due to Covid-19, the hall, like others across the country, must reschedule a number of performances to a later season.

11/06/2020 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota Nov. 5-Nov. 11

A Renaissance festival, several new art exhibitions, a nature fest and more.

11/05/2020 By Kay Kipling

The Faces of Kabubki

A New Exhibit at The Ringling Showcases the Art of Kabuki

Works by Toyohara Kunichika, Yamamura Kōka and Natori Shunsen, among the foremost printers of their time, are included.

11/01/2020 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota Oct. 29-Nov. 4

Drive-in movies, a new butterfly house, a Key Chorale online concert, book chats and more.

10/29/2020 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Oct. 22-28

The Sarasota Ballet kicks off its digital fall season, concerts of all kinds and a fiesta or two.

10/22/2020 By Kay Kipling

Take a Peek

Ringling College Students Get Creative with The Quarantine Films

With in-person classes shut down last spring by Covid-19, filmmakers took on solo works instead.

10/20/2020 By Kay Kipling

A Little Eye Candy

Meet the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society Winners

The painting group's first exhibit of the season provides welcome colors and pleasing scenes.

10/19/2020 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Oct. 15-21

New art shows at Ringling College, outdoor, indoor and virtual concerts, a Zoom book chat and more.

10/15/2020 By Kay Kipling

Listen Up

Theatre Odyssey’s Ten-Minute Play Festival To Be Podcast

The company's first radio theater broadcast replaces the usual live stage presentations due to Covid-19.

10/12/2020 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota Oct. 8-14

Mars on the move, orchids galore, outdoor concerts and more.

10/08/2020 By Kay Kipling

Flowers and Females

Selby Gardens Celebrates 45 Years with a Special Orchid Show

The anniversary show will spotlight the accomplishments of women in the field of botany.

10/05/2020 By Kay Kipling

Think Smaller

New Choices for a Sarasota Orchestra Season

After postponing its original schedule of performances, the orchestra returns with a season of safer, smaller ensemble concerts.

10/02/2020 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota Oct. 1-7

It's pumpkin festival time, plus a new Bistro at the Sarasota Art Museum opens, a contemporary dance season begins, and more.

10/01/2020 By Kay Kipling

NewStart

EnsembleNEWSRQ Announces 2020-21 Season

The chamber music ensemble begins its season with an October concert streamed online.

09/28/2020 By Kay Kipling

Life of the Party

A Life Well Lived: Annie Solomon Passes Away at 102

It's a great loss for family, friends and the arts community.

09/27/2020 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota Sept. 24-30

The Fabulous Independent Film Festival returns, Venice Theatre reopens and more.

09/24/2020 By Kay Kipling